Tuesday, January 30, 2007

FROM THE BARREL OF MY PEN
By Gonzalo “Jun” Policarpio


AN AMERICAN UNSOLVED MYSTERY

When asked by a voter in Iowa how she would deal with evil men, like Osama bin Laden, Democratic presidential aspirant Sen. Hillary Clinton quipped: “ And what in my background equips me to deal with evil, bad men?” Almost all the women in the audience laughed at what they perceived to be a joke the former First Lady made at her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who was disbarred from his law practice , for lying under oath during the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. But not the men in the audience who looked surprised.

Those who attended Hillary’s question and answer event in Iowa were polled by the media as to who the New York senator may be referring to as “evil, bad men.” Some said it was her scandalous husband, Bill. Others say it was Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr who investigated the Whitewater Scandal where she was involved. Third and fourth placers in the survey were President George W. Bush and former Speaker Newt Gingrich.

I may say that in the innermost recesses of her mind, Hillary probably was referring to her former law partner and Whitehouse deputy counsel, Vincent Foster, who was mysteriously found dead at Fort Marcy Park in Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. on July 20, 1993. For the interest of the American people, THIS IS A MYSTERY THAT SHOULD BE SOLVED.

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As I watched a popular game show, WOWOWEE, via Directv being hosted by popular actor-comedian, Wilfredo Revillame, I thought of the book, “The Purpose-Driven Life,” authored by Rick Warren, an American Pastor of a Christian Church in California. The book’s message applies to everybody born in this world regardless of the manner of birth, in or out of wedlock or whatever means: God created each one of us for His purpose. I believe Willie, despite all the problems he underwent to achieve utmost success in his career, including last year’s tragedy that killed 70 persons in the show’s stampede, always looks to his Creator for guidance.

I also learned that Mr. Revillame was born in Cabanatuan City, Nueva
Ecija, my birthplace in the Philippines. And I’m glad that he’s proud of his roots in Cabanatuan. I am, too, though I grew up in Tondo, Manila.

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